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Antonio Brown's desired Raiders helmet rated just 'adequate' by lab

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Antonio Brown's desired Raiders helmet rated just 'adequate' by lab

The Raiders' season has yet to begin and Antonio Brown already wants to call it quits. That is unless he gets the helmet he wants.

The wide receiver reportedly had a two-hour conference call with the NFL on Friday to make his stance on why he should be able to wear some specific headgear.

And it turns out, the helmet he's referring to is only deemed "adequate."

The "Schutt Air Advantage" was given a two out of a possible five-star rating by Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings ... and to add to it, this particular model is no longer produced by manufacturers.

[RELATED: AB helmet center of 'disconnect' with Raiders]

It's also given an overall score of 0.678 with the website noting "a lower score offers better protection."

This helmet was sported by Brown during his Pittsburgh Steelers tenure and is no longer NOCSAE certified.

And according to NFL.com's Mike Silver, AB tried to sneak his old helmet on the field during OTAs and at the start of training camp.

Yikes. 

All of this over an adequate helmet.

Watch Raiders' Derek Carr, teammates work out at Las Vegas park

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Watch Raiders' Derek Carr, teammates work out at Las Vegas park

The Raiders haven’t officially moved to Las Vegas yet, but some players have been spotted around town.

Derek Carr posted a video on YouTube on Tuesday showing him participating in some workouts with teammates at a local Las Vegas park.

The video shows the quarterback along with Zay Jones, Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller running some drills at Olympia Sports Park in Southern Highlands.

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Raiders begin UNLV turf installation to play on at Allegiant Stadium

Raiders begin UNLV turf installation to play on at Allegiant Stadium

Two weeks after the Raiders’ natural grass turf was laid out, it’s UNLV football’s turn to get in on the action at Allegiant Stadium.

Crews on Tuesday began installing the artificial turf UNLV will play its home games on inside of the $2 billion, 65,000-seat stadium.

Photos show crews got the installation of the turf underway in the north end of the stadium. The turf is being installed in sections and already has field lines painted on the surface.

UNLV is slated to play six home games at Allegiant Stadium. The Rebels and the Raiders worked out a deal for UNLV’s Oct. 24 game versus Colorado State to be moved to Oct. 23 to have the Sept. 12 game versus Arizona State be played at Allegiant, as opposed to Sam Boyd Stadium.

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